My containers fell overboard – who is responsible and what should I do..??

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Shah Nawaz wanted to know who is responsible if his containers fell overboard and what should be the next course of action.. We had loaded 14 containers stuffed with cooking sunflower oil packed in consumer packs on a Ship & After loading of the containers on the deck 6 containers were accidentally dropped in the water. Later those containers were … Read more here..

Is it a TEU or FEU..??

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  Remember the famous question “Is it a bird, is it a plane……….” Well thought i would share something like that, only here, the question is, Is it a TEU or FEU.. Below is an article about an innovative concept relating to freight containers reblogged from Mike Poverello’s Blog.. The process of coupling as shown in this video seems a bit … Read more here..

Direction of containers when loaded on a ship..

Are containers loaded so that the doors all face the same direction (i.e. fore or aft) or is it random?

This is a very interesting question from a reader Collin.. Read the article to find out more..

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Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading – who is responsible..??

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Here’s a very unique question from Michael about Over height cargo crushed due to discrepancy in bill of lading.. Hi Hariesh I have an issue where the HBL states cargo OOG. MBL does not reflect this. The over height cargo in an open top container was therefore not managed as OOG and the over height contents were crushed by spreader … Read more here..

Participate in the flexitank debate!

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Participate in the flexitank debate! Date: 03/07/2013 Source: TT Talk 176 Flexitanks have been around for decades, but their use has expanded rapidly. The industry has sought to enhance standards over the recent years and currently is developing a standard for manufacturing and testing of single-use flexitanks. Take the opportunity to comment. During the last decade the COA (Container Owners Association) has … Read more here..

Pallet wide Containers

Ever heard of Pallet wide containers..?? No..?? Well now you have.. The container shipping industry is a dynamic and constantly evolving industry with many different types of containers being developed and customised to suit the various needs of the market/trade, some global, some regional and some local.. Previously I have written an article covering the sizes, dimensions and uses of … Read more here..

When and where must an export container be weighed..??

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Weighing of containers has been a bone of contention for many years for many shipping lines and the arguments for and against continue.. Below is the latest article from Lloyds Loading List which raises the question.. “Where in the transport or supply chain should the export container be weighed and the actual weight ascertained”..?? What do the readers of this … Read more here..

Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it holds.. Car manufacturers may advertise the reassuring ‘clunk’ when a car door is shut and we would generally expect to open a car door with ease. On a particularly frosty … Read more here..

Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention for Safe Containers – are you … Read more here..

Top 10 Things to Keep In Mind When Shipping Overseas

This is a guest post by Celina Jones – who as the owner of a shipping consulting business,  has quite a lot of experience in helping organizations send shipment overseas to several different countries. She sees the emergence of websites like Verschiffung USA as a new trend, with shipping facilities going out of their way to make sure that their target markets … Read more here..

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